ERIC Number: ED318284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Workplace Program: An ISBE 353 Special Project Grant 1989. Final Project Report, July 1, 1988-June 30, 1989.
Frazier, Connie; Freer, Carol
From August 1988 to June 1989, Rock Valley college, in cooperation with a local literacy council and the English Language Study Center, administered a project whose goal was to recruit, provide tutoring to, and provide English-as-a-Second-Language classes to employees at their place of employment. The project functioned well, with each partner carrying out the stated objectives. During the year, the program negotiated with the management of 13 companies, tested 96 employees, and produced 78 enrollments in two Illinois counties. All tuition, classroom space, and texts and materials were provided by the business sector. Five additional employees participated in workplace immigrant amnesty programs through a state legalization impact assistance grant. This report outlines the project's specific objectives, describes the situation of each participating company, makes general observations of interest to others administering workplace programs, and draws conclusions about the nature and value of such efforts. A variety of assessment, administrative, and instructional materials from the program are appended. Four instructional units are included in these materials. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rock Valley Coll., Rockford, IL.